The biological park at Bannerghatta in India has added 4 EXOTIC SPECIES to its 87-strong repertoire through exchange. This winter Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) is beckoning tourists with 4 EXOTIC SPECIES, for the first time.
Giving details of the new additions to the park, Range Gowda, executive director of BBP said, All the 4 animals have been brought from Nandankanan Biological park at Bhubaneshwar in Orissa, under the animal exchange programme of the Central Zoo Authority.
Known for its highest density of carnivores in the country, the BBP exchanged 2 lions, to get these animals from Orissa. The BBP has received 3 FOUR-HORNED ANTELOPES, or Chausingha (one male and two females) “Four horns is unique among extant animals. Only male antelopes have horns, with 2 located between ears and other 2 on their forehead.
The JUNGLE CAT, which is native to Asia, is the largest of the living Felis species. These cats have a small tuft on the ears and a short tail with a distinct spinal crest,” said Range Gowda.– Besides these, 4 pairs of BARKING DEER have also arrived at the biological park. “The uniqueness of these mammals is that they emit a sound that resembles a dog’s bark whenever they encounter a predator”, explained another officer of BBP. The last is the OPEN-BILL STORK.